Our Approach to Virginia Beach DUI Cases

The following is taken from an interview with a Virginia Beach DUI lawyer as they discuss their approach to DUI cases in Virginia Beach. To learn more about building a defense for DUI call today and schedule a free consultation with a an attorney.

Why is it Important to Have an Attorney With Experience Dealing With DUI Charges in Virginia Beach?

The high number of convictions and having knowledge of officers who are attempting to ensure conviction means that the number of loopholes and errors are going to be minimal. Furthermore, as officers are being equipped with dash cams and body cams, they are going to make sure they’re following procedure carefully.

Therefore, it’s important to make sure your rights are protected as best as they can be and that no mistakes are made in making sure you receive the best possible outcome for your case.

Attorneys know the court process and how the prosecutors are likely to treat different scenarios. These relationships combined with experience provide people with the opportunity to obtain the best possible outcome in their DUI case.

How Important Are Relationships With Judges and Prosecutors in a DUI Case ?

Having a good relationship with the prosecutors and the judges can help give you a better idea of what to expect in each particular situation and it can sometimes give you an advantage if those people know you and are more willing to work with you.

While having these good relationships is certainly important, especially for means of communication, no relationship can guarantee success. However, an attorney knowledgeable of Virginia Beach police DUI procedure is going to have a leg up in defending your case.

A good relationship with the police officer is important because their testimony is highly regarded by the judge and many times they are the ones who end up playing a case in either direction. The police officer’s testimony is usually the primary form of evidence in the case, which means it’s really crucial to have the officer on your side as much as you can.

Is Any Part of a DUI Case Particularly Challenging?

Every step of a DUI charge can be questioned, such as the actions of a police officer at the scene of the arrest, whether the machine had been calibrated recently and properly, whether the officer administrating the Breathalyzer test was qualified to do so, or whether there were outside circumstances that may have affected the defendant’s BAC that weren’t even alcohol-related such as mouthwash.

While all these details make it more challenging because it’s important to have an eye on the detail the entire step of the way, it also makes the cases really interesting—which is actually why we enjoy defending DUI cases.

Why Do Clients Choose to Work With You For Virginia Beach DUI Cases?

Clients choose to work with me for Virginia Beach DUI cases because we make them comfortable and we keep them informed of all the steps along the way. We’ve heard many stories of attorneys who took a client’s money and then disappeared until the court date where they pushed the client into a plea deal.

Sometimes a plea deal is the best option, but a client shouldn’t have to wonder what’s going on with their case right up until the hearing. We commit to maintain open communication with all of our clients and answer phone calls and e-mails of questions or concerns at all hours.

It’s also important to choose an attorney that you can be candid with of course, but it’s also important to choose an attorney that will honestly tell you exactly what you’re up against. We tell our clients about the challenges that their particular case present and what our chances are of overcoming the challenges.